An NBA season is made up of games, guys watching them and talking about them, but also guys watching them and rating them. Probable revenge after a youth dedicated to collecting zeros, and a perfect opportunity in any case to release the auction to kilos. Again this season, Team Notes will delight you with its inexhaustible imagination, trying anyway to talk a little about basketball, even in the Playoffs.
The Playoffs can finally begin, the Mavs without Luka Doncic welcome the Jazz without Rudy Gobert, yes, he played, but his teammates forgot that he was playing with them. Mitchell and Brunson had a contest to see which of the two had more crunch, Dinwiddie and Clarkson to see which of the two had more flow, but unfortunately for Dallas the absence of the Slovenian genius weighed heavily, when they seemed to have game. control. The Jazz win 99-93, and now it’s the turn of the notes.
Dwight Powell (4.5) : He appears to be the only eight-foot-tall man the Mavericks have found in the city of Dallas. But he put a pure construction site on the racket, not for nothing if Rudy found himself gagged. Powell Rangers.
Dorian Finney-Smith (5.5) : hustle, good foul, and even shot from time to time. And the name of an American lawyer too, like that, although it has nothing to do with it. Seems like we’ve read it somewhere before, right?
Reggie Bullock (5.5) : he made his few important shots from distance. It has to be said that when your name is Reggie, it’s the least you can do.
Spencer Dinwiddie (6) : he’s got the fire and the quickdraw to land a gig with Grandmaster Flash in the mid-80s with a ghetto blaster, but in the end, he gradually fell off the radar over the course of the match and we looked at him in the money time as the next album by Kendrick Lamar or GTA 6.
Jalen Brunson (6.5) : in the absence of Luka Doncic it was he who tried to take action on the matter, unfortunately a lot of waste in his shooting percentage. Arguably his shot selection had Jalen down.
Maxi Glue (5.5) : Able to put up big shots to 3s like open window subs, the Maxi Clébard was mostly useful in Dallas with his vice shots and cunning. Surely the boy must also fall in line at McDo.
Davis Bertans (4) : if he’s good at 3-point shooting, he belongs on any NBA roster. Except when he puts everything aside, like for almost two years, he’s just the guy we call to set the table on Sunday mornings.
Josh Green (4) : Contrary to what his name might suggest, he got stuck at a red light on absolutely every shot. A very long Mille Bornes game for Josh, who was indeed very green.
Rudy Goberto (???) : on defense he did his job, as usual, but then on offense, he seemed totally snubbed by his teammates, and for once, he is totally abused. He only took one shot in 34 minutes, but he is easily recognizable because King DaGobert hadn’t worn his jersey backwards.
Royce O’Neale (3 then 7 in the last minute): nothing came in the whole game before scoring the dagger in the corner, when there was not even a minute left. In his next song, Ninho will sing “3-point swish like Royce O’Neale.”
Bojan Bogdanović (7) : on their phone keyboards, their darons only have the letter “O”, the letter “K” and the thumbs up emoji. And on his PS5 controller, Bojan Bogdanovic only has the square button. In the end it is in these moments when he is the best.
Donovan Mitchell (7.5) : certainly his shooting volume is considerable, certainly his blinders serving Rudy Gobert in the paint are ubiquitous, but we’re still talking about one of the safest scoring values in the playoffs. However, he has a given name for wearing the mullet cut and dressing up in overalls.
Mike Conley (7) : the cleanliness of his game as well as his hairstyle make us believe that Mr. Clean did a collaboration with Swiffer. Conley is really the metronome of this team.
Daniel Jr. House (6) : very useful on offense and always efficient on defense, Danuel House was hot, but obviously less hot than a hotel room in the Orlando bubble.
Hassan Whiteside (absent): he didn’t show up for class when he saw Rudy Gobert’s treatment.
Jordan Clarkson (5.5) : Without being ostentatious, Mr. Jenner got the job done with some big shots, and even put in some good defensive action. See you in 2025 for the next one.
Juancho Hernangomez (5) : a name for Mexican lemonade, as long on the ground as it takes to drink it. Or get drunk, depending.
A good Playoffs opening with hustle, defense, beautiful action and suspense, now we let the Wolves and Grizzlies take care of the main course, ship the rest!